Ni-Mi-Win: A History of Ojibway Dance

$11.00 each


This guide explores American Indian Dance from its ancient roots to the modern Pow Wow traditions of today. 


Ni-Mi-Win: A History of Ojibway Dance is  another Teacher Guides produced by the Anoka-Hennepin Indian Education Project. This guide explores American Indian Dance from its ancient roots to the modern Pow Wow traditions of today. This guide includes six different lesson plans for use depending on the age of the students, the range being from K-12 grade level.
Other titles from Anoka-Hennepin include: Plants and Their Uses by the Chippewa Indian People (Teacher Guide and Student Booklet) and two series of Teacher Guides.

Grandmother Spider’s Web Series
has been developed to be incorporated into the secondary education curriculum. Each unit includes a teacher guide, student readings, student activities, and bibliography. The series includes the following titles: Grandmother Spider’s Web: Incorporating American Indian Themes into the Secondary Curriculum; Modern Indian Issues: Repatriation, Religious Freedom, Mascots and Stereotypes, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribal Government, Tribal Enterprises, Treaty Rights; Ojibway Family Life in Minnesota: 20th Century Sketches and Traditional Indian Stories: Selections from the Ojibway, Cherokee and Hopi Nations.
A second series called the Inside the Culture Series was developed for younger students to provide them with a better understanding of the contributions of American Indian peoples to the collective intellectual achievements of humanity.  The four richly illustrated workbooks include teacher information and student handouts and activities. Designed for fifth-grade students, these can easily be modified for other grades. The series was developed for the American Indian Language and Culture Education program, Anoka-Hennepin School District, Minnesota State Department of Education and is illustrated by Red Lake Ojibwe artist Robert Desjarlait.


The four titles in the Inside the Culture Series are: American Indian Astronomy, American Indian Communications Systems, American Indian Timekeeping Devices, and American Indian Toys and Games.

All titles are available from Oyate.




Author: Patricia Buffalohead and Robert Desjarlait

Illustrations: Black and white illustrations by Robert Desjarlait

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1991

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Ojibwe